Grants & Funding
Current Funding Opportunities
This page contains information about all current OVC discretionary funding opportunities. To learn about available grants to support direct services to crime victims through OVC’s formula grant program, contact your state Victim Assistance Program.
OVC is hosting a series of webinars focused on select 2017 funding opportunities. Learn more and register for upcoming webinars and access archived webinars.
Are you interested in receiving email notices when OVC releases new funding opportunities? Register through OVC’s Information Clearinghouse, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), and select "Victims" as a topic of interest
For information about OVC’s grant awards from 1993-present, view our online searchable table.
OVC Funding Opportunities
FY 2017 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration (PDF 225 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/11/2017
This solicitation seeks to address the enduring issue of child and youth victimization through state-level demonstration projects. Although many systems exist to respond to issues caused by child and youth victimization, these systems often fail to communicate and collaborate effectively to get to the root of the problem. The competitively awarded state-level demonstration sites will bring all of the relevant systems and professionals together to establish a coordinated approach which will ensure that every child entering these systems is assessed for victimization, that children and their families are provided comprehensive and coordinated services to fully address their needs, and that practices and policies are established to sustain this approach long term. The project will be conducted in two phases—Phase 1: Planning (15 months) and Phase 2: Implementation (5 years). OVC expects to make up to two awards of up to $500,000 each through this initiative. Apply by May 11, 2017.
FY 2017 National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime (PDF 194 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/09/2017
OVC seeks applicants to plan and conduct the 16th and 17th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime, which will take place in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Since 1988, OVC has sponsored 15 Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime Conferences (Indian Nations Conferences) that have attracted thousands of participants involved in meeting the needs of victims of crime in Indian Country. The Indian Nations Conference provides victim advocates and allied professionals with a unique forum to share their successes, challenges, lessons learned, best practices, and visions for the future of crime victim services in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. OVC expects to make one award of up to $499,000 for a 24-month performance period and to make a supplemental award based on performance and appropriations. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the May 9, 2017, deadline.
FY 2017 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity – Victim Compensation (PDF 552 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/04/2017
OVC expects to make an unspecified number of awards from $25,000 to $250,000, for an estimated total of $1,500,000 to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula State Compensation Administrating Agencies only. This program is specifically for the improvement of data collection efforts to help increase the accuracy of administrative reporting through the OVC Performance Management Tool for VOCA Formula Victim Compensation programs that did not apply for similar funding for system upgrades through the OVC FY 2015 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity Competitive Solicitation. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 4, 2017, deadline.
FY 2017 Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities: A Seamless Approach from First Response to Healing (PDF 522 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/02/2017
The goal of this solicitation is to update and expand OVC’s resources to support crime victims with disabilities, particularly the following two resources: Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response DVD and Trainers Guide (published in 2009 and revised in 2011) and Victims with Disabilities: The Forensic Interview DVD and Trainer’s Guide (published 2007 and revised in 2011). Since these documents were first published, expansive work has been done on disabilities and the technology landscape of victimization has rapidly changed. In addition, there is a need for guidance on making services accessible and appropriate to crime victims with disabilities throughout the process from first response and forensic interviewing to healing. OVC expects to make up to one award of up to $1,333,333. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the May 2, 2017, deadline.
FY 2017 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance (PDF 290 kb)
Application Deadline: Open
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction’s or program’s ability to respond to the event. This is a restricted invitation because the program is intended to respond to specific cases of terrorism and mass violence. Only after OVC has consulted with an eligible organization can an application be submitted.
U.S. Department of Justice Funding
FY 2017 NIJ Evaluation of OVC’s Vision 21: Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve: Supporting Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm Program (PDF 270 kb)
Application Deadline: 05/15/2017
In partnership with OVC, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applications for a single award that will support OVC’s Vision 21: Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve: Supporting Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm Program. The purpose of this award will be to support an initial one-year planning phase to develop comprehensive evaluation options to assess the pilot sites of the Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm program. Results from this evaluation planning phase may lay the groundwork for a possible targeted larger evaluation of the Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm program. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the May 15, 2017, deadline.